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How Identity Is Defined

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Identity is sometimes defined by race, religion, and/or the place where you grew up. Yet, two people can have all of these things in common, and define themselves as very different from one another. How much of your identity is yours? How do people then go about writing an autobiography and giving their readers the 'important' pieces of information.


Suggestions for Readings:

Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington

The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James

An American Dilemma by Gunnar Myrdal

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

Autobiographies by W.B. Yeats


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